Bruno V. Manno

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Bruno V. Manno is senior associate for education at the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation and coauthor, with Chester E. Finn Jr. and Gregg Vanourek, of Charter Schools in Action: Renewing Public Education (Princeton University Press, 2000).

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What Philanthropy Has Done Right — And Done Wrong — On Charter Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via The Chronicle of Philanthropy
Monday, June 12, 2017

September 2017 will mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of America’s first charter school, City Academy High School in St. Paul, Minn. In the quarter-century since its founding, charters have become the fastest-growing school-choice option in the United States, with almost 7,000 of them enrolling more than 6 percent of public-school-age pupils. (In 17 districts, the figure is more than 30 percent.) Charters account for the entire growth of K-12 public-school enrollment since 2006.

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Three Ways Charters Reform And Improve Our Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Flypaper (Fordham Education Blog)
Friday, May 26, 2017

City Academy High School in St. Paul, Minnesota, will celebrate a milestone in September: twenty-five years as the nation's first charter school. During that quarter century, charter school growth has been remarkable. Today, forty-four states and Washington, D.C. contain some seven thousand of these independently operated public schools, serving nearly 3 million students. Remarkably, charters account for the entire growth in U.S. K–12 public school enrollments since 2006.

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The Purpose Of Charter Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via US News
Monday, May 8, 2017

3 ways charters reform and improve district-level schools.

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The Schools We Deserve

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Hoover Digest
Friday, January 27, 2017

Old-style local control of public schools is fading—except, that is, in charter schools. 

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Charter Schools Are Reinventing Local Control

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via EducationNext
Thursday, October 27, 2016

America’s devotion to local control of schools is dying, but it is also being reborn as a new faith in charter schools. These independently operated public schools—nearly 7,000 across the country, and counting—provide a much-needed option for almost three million youngsters in forty-two states and Washington, D.C.

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Charter Schools at the Crossroads: Predicaments, Paradoxes, Possibilities

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Books by Hoover Fellows
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Charter Schools at the Crossroads offers a frank and nuanced analysis of the successes and shortcomings of the charter movement, and outlines possible directions for the future. 

Analysis and Commentary

Philanthropy And The Growth Of Charter Schools

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Stanford Social Innovation Review
Friday, October 14, 2016

What is the right role for private funders in the US education system?

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Charter Schools Are Reinventing Local Control In Education

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Wall Street Journal
Monday, September 5, 2016

Charters are supplanting the union-dominated school board model. The big winners are students.

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We Must Diversify Charter School Options

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via Education Week
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

June 4 marked the 25th anniversary of Minnesota's charter school law, the nation's first. In 1990, charter pioneer Ted Kolderie foresaw that chartering would "introduce the dynamics of choice, competition, and innovation into America's public school system, while at the same time ensuring that new schools serve broad public purposes."

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Finn, Manno, Wright: The Vision For The Next 25 Years Of Charter Schools? Bigger. Broader. Bolder.

by Chester E. Finn Jr., Bruno V. Manno, Brandon L. Wright via The 74 Million
Sunday, June 26, 2016

June 4th marked the 25th anniversary of the enactment of Minnesota’s charter school law, the nation’s first. In broad terms, the authors’ vision allowed for the creation of new schools that would be exempt from many of K-12’s overbearing regulations in return for these schools being held accountable for results.

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